With new standards for golf finally released, PGA Director of Wildhorse Golf, Craig Pullen, opened the course for organized play to the golf associations beginning June 1, 2020. The weather was ideal for a restart for the Wildhorse Lady Niners and 60 women took advantage. Following new rules of one to a cart, practicing social distancing as much as you can on the golf course, leaving the flag in the hole, touching only your own equipment and ball, and avoiding the obligatory high five, off we went. In fact, if you were watching the innovative WLN Ladies you would have seen a whole new set of congratulatory behaviors like the flying hip bump and a joint yell “Wahoo” for a great shot; elbow bumps for a nice shot; self-hugs for “sorry that was really bad, but it will get better;” and a quick retreat from the tee box to substitute for a slap on the back when a drive finds the water instead of the ground.
While the summer surely has higher temperatures ahead for golfers, the Wildhorse Lady Niners play nine holes at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Some days we play scrambles and other times, we play our own ball, but always with the goals to enjoy golf and to help each other improve our game. If you are interested in joining us, contact Ana Corey at [email protected] or President Jane Thompson at [email protected] There is still a lot of golf to play in 2020!